November 11, 2011
Christmas Tree Wall Art (Swell Noel #34)
When I think back to the friends I’ve made since I first began my blogging journey last year, sweet Alison from Oopsey Daisy is one of the first who come to mind. I am so thrilled she can be here today to share a Christmas wall hanging project with us for today’s Swell Noel idea!
My name is Alison, and my little blogging home is called Oopsey Daisy.
At Oopsey Daisy, I share my latest creative project–everything from holiday decor to kids crafts; from sewing projects to gift ideas!
I am thrilled to be a part of Amy’s “A Swell Noel” series–the name of the series alone demonstrates Amy’s clever creativity. Amy has been my long-time blogging buddy, and I am so tickled for her newest addition, sweet Baby George!
This spring, I shared my spring flower wall art here at Positively Splendid. As I considered what project I wished to share with you this Christmas, I decided to do a little spin-off of this original project.
Tis the season!
Here is my Christmas tree wall art!
It’s a festive touch to the same exact frame!
I had so much fun putting this project together.
Come along to see how to create your very own…
I began by taking these little lovelies out of their frame. I love these colorful flowers! They add so much pizzazz to my craft room.
I used the flowers as a guide to cutting my burlap for this project. I set them in the middle of a piece of burlap, and cut a piece with plenty of extra fabric for wrapping around the back. I cut mine plenty large because I am infamous for making oopsey daisies!
Again, I used the flower wall art as my guide. I used Mark-B-Gone to give myself an outline of the portion of the burlap that would be seen in the frame. This gave me some parameters as I was sewing along.
I have been loving red and aqua this Christmas! I snagged several different Christmas-ey fabrics during JoAnn’s latest sale to create the Christmas trees.
I created a simple cardstock triangle as a pattern, and cut out a tree from each fabric. I created the stems using ricrac and ribbon.
Now here is a very pathetic confession:
I have had a brand new sewing machine sitting in my craft room for 4 months. Rather than learn my own sewing machine, I have been driving to my parent’s house and using my Mom’s machine to sew! Well, this was my very first time using my new sewing machine. I must say I love it!
I sewed everything with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Once I had sewn everything to the burlap, it was time to make some messes in my craft room. I dug out some ribbon, ricrac, buttons, beads, etc. I had way too much fun decorating each Christmas tree a bit differently.
I hot glued all of the embellishments into place.
To prepare the frame…
1. I cut a piece of cardboard that would fit the frame. I just used a cardboard box that I found in the basement.
2. I have found that spray adhesive works the best to hold burlap in place. With the Christmas trees on the front, I used this spray adhesive to fold the extra burlap around the back.
3. I cut the corners of the burlap and wrapped it around the cardboard like a present, stretching it tight.
4. I slid the cardboard into the frame!
These Christmas trees will bring a little holiday spirit into my craft room!
Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year!
I love how they look with my JOY-ful Christmas display.
Amy, thanks so much for making me a part of your Swell Noel!
I hope you will come stop by Oopsey Daisy and say hello!
You’re always welcome!
Alison, I love how you used the same frame for these projects to maximize your crafting budget. So smart, festive and fun!
Happy Friday, everyone!